Triphala is a combination of three Ayurvedic fruits: Amalaki, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki.The first step in supporting healthy elimination is to tone the bowel muscles and lubricate the intestinal villi and gut wall. Triphala (also spelled Trifala) is a classic Ayurvedic formula that consists of three fruits which safely and effectively treat occasional constipation
Haritaki tones the muscular wall of the gut.
Amalaki supports the health of the intestinal skin and villi.
Bibhitaki boosts the removal of mucus and toxins from the wall of the gut.
Triphala is not a harmful, bowel-irritating laxative like senna, cascara sagrada and others which can also be habit-forming. Clinically, I find it useful as a bowel sweep for short-term eliminative support when traveling and during times of stress, and to help reset the lower digestive function.
Triphala and Healthy Weight Loss